Swiss soccer forward Alisha Lehmann made her first appearance in a Women’s World Cup match on Friday as her team beat the Philippines 2-0 in their first round group stage.
Lehmann, who is one of the most followed female soccer athletes playing in the Women’s World Cup, received a strange request from one of the fans who packed the Dunedin Stadium in New Zealand.
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The fan held a sign that read: «Alisha Lehmann, can I get your (shirt)?» The message ended with a photo of Lehmann’s number 23 jersey.
It is not clear if Lehmann agreed. The fan could get a second chance at his request when Switzerland take on Norway on Tuesday.
Lehmann has more than 13 million followers on Instagram. She helped lead Switzerland to the Women’s World Cup with two goals during the qualifiers. She also appeared in 22 games for Aston Villa in the Women’s Super League. She scored five goals and provided two assists during the 2022-23 season.
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She spoke to Sky Sports earlier this month about the excitement of the tournament.
«When you play for your country, you remember where you came from,» he said. “You have the emblem of your country on the shirt, it means a lot.
«In fact, I can’t wait to play this World Cup. I’ve been waiting my whole life to do this because it’s the most important thing when you’re a kid. You dream of the big World Cup and to play it.»
«It’s the biggest dream of every footballer. It’s incredible and I can’t wait to be on the pitch and start.»
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Switzerland will complete the group stage with a match against New Zealand on Sunday.